MORE THAN GAL PALS?

Rosie O'Donnell May or May Not Be Dating Tatum O'Neal

By Johnny Lopez

 

Her daughter may have walked out of her life, but another woman has reportedly stepped in.

Depending who you listen to, Rosie O'Donnell might be "romantically involved" with actress Tatum O'Neal.

Sources for both People and Daily Mail allege that the former View co-host and the 1974 Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner have been seeing each other in the biblical sense for the past two months.

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In August, the lovely ladies were spotted at the opening of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and later canoodling over a romantic dinner at Da Silvano in NYC.

But despite the rumored love connection, Rosie's rep says it's all hogwash and shot down claims that the pair are anything more than gal pals.

"No, they've been friends for several years since they met in Chicago when Rosie did a show for OWN and Tatum did a docu-series for OWN," O'Donnell's publicist Cindi Berger told People.

If the reports are true, the budding relationship could be a bright spot in what's been otherwise a troubling year for the 53-year-old comedian.

In February, Rosie filed for divorce from Michelle Rounds, her wife of less than three years, just weeks after abruptly departing from her gig on The View.

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Then in August, her 17-year-old daughter Chelsea went missing and was later found at the home of a convicted heroin dealer.

A few days later, upon turning 18, Chelsea moved out of O'Donnell's New York home and went to live in Wisconsin with her biological mother.

Meanwhile, Tatum, who has three adult children from her marriage with tennis legend John McEnroe, only revealed this past May that she was "dating mostly women recently."

Now clean and sober, the 51-year-old struggled for years with drug problems and endured a contentious custody battle in the '90s. 

With so many conflicting reports, only time will tell if Rosie and Tatum really are the new Ellen and Portia.

 

 

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